- Planned to study orchestral conducting in college and was a candidate for a Fulbright Scholarship, until a drama teacher suggested he try acting.
- Played clarinet with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York for two years to support himself while studying acting with Stellar Adler.
- First major stage role was in A View From the Bridge with Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.
- Made TV history when he appeared on a 1974 episode of All in the Family and became the first person, other than Archie, to sit in Archie Bunker's beloved chair.
- Days of Our Lives writer Pat Falcon-Smith created the villain Stefano DiMera for him after seeing him on the 1981 mini-series The Gangster Chronicles.
- Won Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villain in 1984, 1985 and 1987.
- Appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful from 2001-06 before reprising his role as Stefano on Days of Our Lives in 2007.
- Has a road in Ocilla, Ga., named after him in appreciation for his charity work.
- Peter Mascolo — Father
- Anna Mascolo — Mother
- Peter Mascolo — Son
- Rose Maimone — Wife (deceased)
- Patricia Schultz — Wife
- Attended University of Miami, Miami, FL; attended United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
- Birth Place: West Hartford, CT
- Birthday: March 13, 1935, Pisces
- Profession: Actor
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